Whole School Literacy Intent To create a culture where everyone is motivated to read for pleasure, both in school and at home. To ensure students see the value of wider reading and its links to being better writers and lifelong learners. To embed Accelerated Reader as a system to encourage reading for pleasure and to also monitor progress. To ensure that all students are provided with the necessary literacy skills required to cope confidently with curriculum developments; prepare them for the requirements of future studies in further education and the needs of the adult world and future employment. To create a culture in which students are aware of the need for accuracy and sophistication in the way they express themselves both in verbal and written communication. To embed of a whole school approach to the marking of literacy so that students can take ownership and reflect and improve. To give students the tools to write fluently and confidently as specialists in their subject areas. To give students opportunities across the curriculum to articulate their ideas in a mature and sophisticated way. To ensure that teachers aid the transfer of skills across the curriculum to ensure competent articulation and organisation of ideas into fluent and accurate pieces of writing. To ensure that all students take pride in their work and will redraft work to ensure high quality standards in writing. To ensure that literacy is a high priority in assessments and feedback in every subject To ensure that literacy gaps are identified and addressed to ensure swift progress. IMPLEMENTATION A wider reading programme in Y12 tutorial. World Book day celebrations yearly to encourage engagement in the purpose of reading every day. Authors in residence days to promote reading engagement . Opening of the school library to the community in the summer holidays to support the continued engagement with reading.. Work with SBC libraries and Drake’s book shop to enhance reading club and also take part in county wide competitions. Training of student librarians in conjunction with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Implementation of Accelerated reader Y7 and Y8 during registration, 3 times per week and fortnightly in a timetabled English lesson. Tutors monitor on a 3 weekly basis. Word of the week is shared with every year group during assemblies and a termly competition tests their vocabulary power. A Literacy Improvement programme is delivered by an English specialist to address underperformance at KS3. Delivered through English curriculum time. A Specialist Leader in Education (teaches in the English department and specialises in KS2-KS3 literacy) works across the feeder schools with the most able to stretch and challenge reading skills ready for the SATS and the KS3 curriculum Literacy catch up funding in Year 7 is used effectively through the use of Y12 students to work with the weaker readers in Y7 during registration and as part of enrichment afternoons. The school has a consistent approach to teaching writing through a TOWER model (Talk, Organise, Write, Edit, Reflect) seen in schemes of learning across the curriculum. Literacy pages in the school planner encourage students to be self-correctors and transfer basic skills across the curriculum. Identifying errors with green pen accuracy. All staff implement the whole school literacy marking policy, using marking symbols consistently. Literacy focused assemblies for KS3/4/i to encourage student organisation, self-correction and conscious crafting. Assistant Head Teacher working with key departments who have identified in their subject improvement plans where literacy hinders progress. Whole School Numeracy Intent To ensure that pupils develop and/or use their mathematical knowledge and skills competently across the curriculum. Ensure that teachers can competently use range of strategies to support the learning of maths in their subject area. Create a numeracy rich culture where students can see the relevance of maths and its function as a lifelong skill. To build the confidence of students so that they can transfer skills across the curriculum. IMPLEMENTATION Provision map for KS3-KS5 created by numeracy co-ordinator following communication with all Subject Leaders. Action plan created to target support to subject areas which need guidance with mathematical concepts- particularly with added rigour of new curriculum. Development of a numeracy day to engage students in the wider use of mathematics Development of programme of careers talks to build purposeful links to lifelong use of maths in a functional way.